Avianca Holdings And Its Subsidiaries Carried More Than 2.3 Million Passengers In January 2015

BOGOTA, Colombia--()--In January, the subsidiary companies of Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE: AVH) (BVC: PFAVH) (*) transported 2,360,600 passengers, up 8.9% compared to January 2014. Capacity, measured in ASKs (available seat kilometers), increased 7.2%, while passenger traffic, measured in RPKs (revenue passenger kilometers), increased 8.2%. The load factor for the month was 81.9%.

Domestic markets in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador

In January, the subsidiary airlines of Avianca Holdings transported within these markets a total of 1,402,424 travelers, up 13.3% compared to January 2014. Capacity (ASKs) increased 14.5%, while passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 12.7%. As a result, the load factor for the month was 76.1%.

International markets

In January, the affiliated airlines of Avianca Holdings transported 958,176 passengers on international routes, up 3.1% compared to January 2014. Capacity (ASKs) increased 5.3%, while passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 7.1%. The load factor for the month was 83.6%.

Operational Statistics   Jan-15   Jan-14   Δ YOY   YTD 2015   YTD 2014   Δ YOY
           
Avianca Holdings (Consolidated)
PAX (K)1 2.361 2.167 8.9% 2.361 2.167 8.9%
ASK (mm)2 3.680 3.432 7.2% 3.680 3.432 7.2%
RPK (mm)3 3.015 2.787 8.2% 3.015 2.787 8.2%
Load Factor4   81.9%   81.2%   0.7pp   81.9%   81.2%   0.7pp
Domestic Market
PAX (K)1 1.402 1.238 13,3% 1.402 1.238 13,3%
ASK (mm)2 812 710 14,5% 812 710 14,5%
RPK (mm)3 618 549 12,7% 618 549 12,7%
Load Factor4   76.1%   77.3%   -1.2pp   76.1%   77.3%   -1,2pp
International Market
PAX (K)1 958 929 3,1% 958 929 3.1%
ASK (mm)2 2.867 2.722 5,3% 2.867 2.722 5.3%
RPK (mm)3 2.397 2.238 7,1% 2.397 2.238 7.1%
Load Factor 4 83.6% 82.2% 1.4pp 83.6% 82.2% 1.4pp

1Pax: Passengers carried

2ASKs: Available Seat Kilometers

3RPKs: Revenue Passenger Kilometers

4Load Factor:Represents utilized seating capacity

The terms "Avianca Holdings" or "the Company" refer to the consolidated entity

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*About Avianca Holdings S.A. Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE: AVH) (BVC:PFAVH) comprises the airlines: Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. Avianca (Avianca),Tampa Cargo SA, incorporated in Colombia, Aerolineas Galapagos SA Aerogal, incorporated in Ecuador, and the TACA Group companies: TACA International Airlines SA, incorporated in El Salvador, Lineas Aereas Costarricenses SA, LACSA, incorporated in Costa Rica, Transamérican Airlines SA TACA Perú, incorporated in Perú, Servicios Aéreos Nacionales SA, SANSA, incorporated in Costa Rica, Aerotaxis La Costeña SA, incorporated in Nicaragua and Isleña de Inversiones SA de CV ISLEÑA, incorporated in Honduras.

Contacts

Avianca Holdings S.A.
Communications and Corporate Affairs
Gilma Úsuga, (57+1) - 587 77 00 ext. 1670 - 1711
gilma.usuga@avianca.com; janeth.benitez@avianca.com
or
Claudia Arenas, (50+2) 2279-5700 (502) 2279-5600
claudia.arenas@avianca.com
Investor Relations
Andrés Felipe Ruíz Vesga, (57 +1) 587 77 00 ext. 2474
andres.ruiz@avianca.com

Contacts

Avianca Holdings S.A.
Communications and Corporate Affairs
Gilma Úsuga, (57+1) - 587 77 00 ext. 1670 - 1711
gilma.usuga@avianca.com; janeth.benitez@avianca.com
or
Claudia Arenas, (50+2) 2279-5700 (502) 2279-5600
claudia.arenas@avianca.com
Investor Relations
Andrés Felipe Ruíz Vesga, (57 +1) 587 77 00 ext. 2474
andres.ruiz@avianca.com